Brandon T. Harden is a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. He writes about the brilliance of black culture in Philadelphia.

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Meet Kyle Tanguay: The Eagles' first male cheerleader in 35 years

Six months of rehearsing high kicks and pirouettes all paid off when Tanguay was selected as the first male cheerleader to join the Eagles’ cheer squad in 35 years.

Forget spring cleaning. Go candle shopping instead.

Whether you’re seeking a tool to aid in relaxation or the finishing touch to your living room decor, the Philadelphia region is a honeypot for candle shopping.

Solomon Jones returns to WURD

Inquirer and Daily News columnist Solomon Jones is on the move again. This time it’s back to the airwaves of WURD 96.1 FM where he previously worked as a host from 2014 to 2017.

Philadelphia Art Museum is hosting a Def Poetry Jam reunion in the iconic Great Stair Hall

Danny Simmons, who founded the HBO show, is an influential leader of the local arts community. Leading lights like Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker will perform in the Art Museum's Great Stair Hall.

Opening of Marvin Gaye musical ‘Pride and Joy’ at the Merriam postponed

The musical that’s based on Marvin Gaye’s marriage to Anna Gordy Gaye, Pride and Joy, has been postponed with no replacement date. The show was scheduled to open Wednesday, April 10, and run through April 21 at the Merriam Theater.

Netflix drops the trailer for new Beyoncé documentary

Over the weekend, Netflix sent the internet into a frenzy by announcing Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé just one week before it’s set to stream globally on April 17. The streaming service dropped a trailer for the movie today.

South Jersey almond beverage company gets juice from Kraft Heinz to make it big

Last month, South Jersey-based Origin Almond was selected by Kraft Hinez as one of five companies to participate in the second class of its Springboard Incubator. The plucky startup has gotten its drinks into Whole Foods and Mom's Organic Markets.

‘We’re going to miss Madea’: Tyler Perry and his troupe light up the Met Philadelphia on farewell tour

Philadelphians flocked to the Met for what's billed as Perry's last play starring this cast of characters.

Philadelphia declares Meek Mill weekend

Meek Mill has come a long way from popping willies in North Philly.


‘Nina’ at People’s Light: Riveting politics and powerful singing

The play imagines Nina Simone and three other women taking refuge in 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., during riots after the bombing. It questions why we don't give more credit to women's contributions in the Civil Rights movement.